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Score 8.9 out of 100

Trello

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Trello ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.9

Trello

79%
Trello ranks higher in 11/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
9.3
93%
200 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
166 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
66 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.1
81%
152 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
126 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
8.9
89%
196 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
8.6
86%
135 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
7.9
79%
106 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
7.5
75%
143 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
7.4
74%
133 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
176 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
7.7
77%
80 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
7.5
75%
92 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
6.6
66%
68 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
7.4

Trello

74%
Trello ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
46 Ratings

Invoicing

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
40 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
51 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
41 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Trello is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
9.2

Trello

92%
200 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

Trello

100%
3 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
8.9

Trello

89%
41 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
8.4

Trello

84%
154 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings
9.0

Trello

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Shore Labs

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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Atlassian

It is well suited to my job requirements as I bring employees in, and I help offboard them as well. This tool helps me when I need to make sure all items are completed by a certain time frame, so I would say it holds us accountable. Someone who doesn't manage a group of people may not find this as useful when dealing with others but could use it for their own accountability when needing to track their accomplishments.
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Pros

Shore Labs

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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Atlassian

  • It helps make various workspaces. Each workspace can be used for a different set of task management and can be shared with the people involved.
  • Creating task lists. We can create various task lists, the list title could be the status of the task, for example, In progress, approval, completed, etc. You can slide your task cards from one list title to another.
  • Trello cards have a huge set of features like adding the heading and description of the task, you can also attach certain associated links and documents to the cards as well.
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Cons

Shore Labs

  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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Atlassian

  • Allow tables as content for comment or description in Cards
  • Assign priority to certain cards (easy for sorting)
  • Create an open invite link for others to join/view the Trello board, without edit rights (so people don't need to install/use Trello if they want a quick glance on what's going on)
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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Kanban Tool editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise10801
Kanban Tool On-Site Team6002
Kanban Tool Enterprise93
Kanban Tool Team54

Footnotes

  1. per year per 10-user pack
  2. per year per 10-user pack
  3. per month per user
  4. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Trello

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Trello editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
FreeForever Free1
Business Class12.502
Enterprise17.503

Footnotes

  1. none
  2. per user/per month
  3. per user/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Shore Labs

We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Atlassian

I am very likely to renew Trello, because it doesn't cost anything to do so. I am also very likely to use Trello's upgraded features in the future because a lot of my team's data is stored on there and they have already gotten used to the platform. Trello is very easy for new team members to pick up, making the onboarding and usability very streamlined.
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Usability

Shore Labs

Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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Atlassian

Overall, Trello is a great tool to use. It's very user-friendly, very powerful and we've set it up to work well for our team. I've recommended it to others who need something free or very cheap and it's worked well for them too. If you're wanting something with more muscle, then I'd suggest looking at either monday.com or Airtable.
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Support Rating

Shore Labs

This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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Atlassian

I haven't had much need to contact their support because the product is easy to use and pretty bug-free. I did reach out to them about swimlanes and I was able to find the information I needed very quickly and it was thorough and accurate information about current functionality. I love that they use their own product. That's always a good sign.
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Implementation Rating

Shore Labs

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

For our small business, getting a few of us started well on Trello was the key, I think. As long as a couple of us were really comfortable with the interface, we could lead others and help them with any questions. From now on, anyone who works with us just naturally uses Trello for information sharing - it's just part of what we do.
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Alternatives Considered

Shore Labs

We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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Atlassian

Trello is easy for a non-technical person to use. Other management systems, like MS Project, frighten away less computer-savvy users. I've found this to be instrumental in getting volunteers to agree to step in and get fully involved with projects--particularly those that might span the entire year or involve many different pieces to completion.
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Return on Investment

Shore Labs

  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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Atlassian

  • Trello keeps me organized, focused, and on track. I could filter the Trello board to only see my issues and understand what I needed to work on and when.
  • Trello helped our team implement an agile structure. It's a very simple kanban method of viewing all of your team's tasks and statuses. You can completely customize the columns to your team's specific workflow and create tags relevant to your work.
  • Trello helps reduce unnecessary communications between teams. When I want to request translations, I simply create a card on the localization Trello board -- no need to directly message anyone on the team, and I can watch the status of the card change from "in progress" to "in review" to "translated," all without having to directly ask for updates.
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